In Ark: Survival Evolved, there are many different ways to play the game. In the Single Player iteration, you can choose to speed things up, or play as is. However, sometimes things go wrong, and you’ll need to fix them with some quick admin commands. Admin commands are essentially cheats that you can use to change up the game how you want, as well as spawn in various items and dinosaurs. You can customize your experience by entering these commands and playing around with what they give you in the game’s giant sandbox.
You can use these commands in a single-player or in multiplayer, on a private server. A person just has to have the right permissions to enter commands, and this can be done through either the server settings or by using an admin password that you set.
Activating admin permissions in Ark: Survival Evolved
In single player games, you won’t need an admin password and can bypass the following step. If, however, you’re playing on a dedicated server or are on a hosted server, you’ll need to do the following: bring up the admin command bar, simply press the “Tab” key on PC, “L1 + R1 + Square + Triangle” on PlayStation, or “LB + RB + X + Y” on Xbox One. You will then need to activate cheats, which is done by entering:
Just replace “password” with whatever password is set for the admin password on the server.
This will then allow you to start entering cheats and commands for the game. Here are those commands that you can enter and what they’ll do.
Admin commands for Ark: Survival Evolved
This enables God mode in a quick and easy manner.
Gives your character Creative Mode, which unlocks all of the Engrams, makes you immortal, and grants you infinite body weight. You’ll also receive a Creative Mode rifle with three cycle settings, and double tapping your jump key will enable flying.
All wild dinosaurs will ignore your character and any dinosaur you are mounted on.
Enables the Admin UI.
Log in as administrator.
Allows people with password to log in as a spectator.
Kills your character and puts you into spectator mode.
End spectator mode.
Turns cheat menu on or off.
cheat AllowPlayerToJoinNoCheck <Steam64ID>
Whitelists a player’s Steam ID
cheat DisallowPlayerToJoinNoCheck <Steam64ID>
Removes a player from a Whitelist
cheat SetMessageOfTheDay <message>
Sets a message for when people log in to the server.
cheat broadcast <message>
Sends a message to everyone on server.
cheat ServerChat <Message>
Sends a chat message to all players connected to the server.
cheat ServerChatToPlayer <“PlayerName”>
Send a private message to a player with their name.
cheat ServerChatTo <“Steam64ID”>
Send a private message to a player with their Steam ID.
Enable god mode (you can’t die).
Gives you the ability to fly.
Turn off the ability to fly.
Moves the player forward in the direction they are looking until they run into an object or terrain. If there is nothing in their way to hit, they teleport to 0,0 instead.
cheat teleportplayeridtome <id>
Teleports the specified player to the current player.
cheat teleporttoplayer <id>
Teleport yourself to the specified player.
cheat slomo 5
Changes the speed on the server, such as player movement.
Freezes everything except for players.
Turns on noclip so you can walk through solid objects.
Instantly tame a dinsoaur.
Tames the targeted creature if it is possible to tame them.
cheat forceplayertojointargettribe <id>
Forces player to join the targeted tribe.
cheat forceplayertojointribe <id> <tribeid>
Force player to join the tribe with the tribe ID.
cheat giveexptoplayer <id> <how much> <tribeshared> <preventsharing>
Gives experience to another player.
cheat addexperience 1000 0 0
Gives you 1,00 experience and the value can be changed.
Add 50 of each resource in the game to every player’s inventory.
Give yourself infinite food, water, stamina, and carrying capacity.
Show all the players in the server with their Steam ID.
cheat kickplayer <Steam64ID>
Kick the player from the server.
Bans the player from the server.
Unbans player from the server.
Kills all enemies on the server, though they will respawn eventually and it also kills tamed dinosaurs.
cheat hurtme <amount>
Deals specified amount of damage to your character.
Toggles the visibility of your equipped weapon or tool.
cheat settimeofday <timestring>
Changes the time of the day.
cheat setplayerpos 0 0 0
Teleports your character to the specified coordinates.
Save the current worldstate.
Exits the current world.
cheat execsetsleeping true/false
Put your character to sleep or wake them up.
cheat enemyinvisible true/false
Makes all creatures ignore you, even when attacking.
cheat destroyall <classname>
Destroy all dinosaurs or objects of the given classname.
cheat killplayer <id>
Immediately kill the specified player.
cheat summon <classname>
Summons the specified object or dinosaur to your location.
cheat giveitemnum <ItemID> <QTY> <Quality> <True/False>
Gives you the specified item.
Makes any structure or dinosaur you are looking at yours.
Show you frames per second.
Show your CPU and GPU stats.
Force yourself as the admin of a tribe.
Force yourself to be the tribe founder.
Remove admin from a tribe.
cheat giveitem <ItemName> <QTY> <Quality> <True/False>
Gives you the specified item.
cheat giveitemnumtoplayer <PlayerID> <ItemID> <QTY> <Quality> <True/False>
Gives a specified player the specified item.
cheat giveitemtoplayer <PlayerID> <ItemName> <QTY> <Quality> <True/False>
Give item to specified player with the item name.
cheat ClearPlayerInventory <PlayerID> <bClearInventory> <bClearSlotItems> <bClearEquippedItems>
Clear the inventory of the specified player.
Gives every structure on a chain to you.
cheat SetTargetPlayerBodyVal int (0-30), float (0-1)
Changes a character’s body scale for that region.
cheat SetTargetPlayerColorVal int (0-2), float (0-1)
Changes a player’s body color for that region.
Destroys the object or dinosaur you are looking at.
cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion[int32]> <ColorID[int32]>
Set the color of the dinosaur you are looking at.
Show the colors you can use with Set Color commands.
Destory all wild dinosaurs on the map.
Will give you every dye in the specified amount.
cheat SpawnDino <blueprintPath> <spawnDistance> <spawn-Y-offset> <Z-offset> <DinoLevel>
Spawn a dinosaur at a certain location at a certain level.
Destroys all structures of your tribe that you are looking at.
Detroy all dinosaurs in a tribe that you are looking at.
Destroys all the players in the tribe that you are looking at.
cheat ChangeSize <SizeMult>
Change your character’s current size, to a certain extent.
Displays the debug information of structures when you are looking at it.
Destory all structures on the map.
cheat GetAllState <Type>
Prints all entities of given type to console and the server log file.
Unlock all crafting recipes.
Give yourself godmode, infinite stats, invisible to enemies, and a ton of experience.
cheat GMSummon <“Type”> <Level>
Spawn the specified creature at your location.
cheat OpenMap <MapName>
Load the specified map.
cheat RenamePlayer <PlayerName> <NewName>
Rename the specified player.
cheat RenameTribe <TribeName> <NewName>
Rename the specified tribe.
cheat SetAdminIcon <True/False>
Hides the Admin icon in the game’s chat when a command is entered.
cheat SetBabyAge <AgeValue>
Set the age of the targeted baby dinosaur.
cheat SetFacialHairPercent <Length>
Change the length of your facial hair, value between 0 and 1.
cheat SetHeadHairPercent <Length>
Change the amount of hair on your head, value between 0 and 1.
Show the name of players in spectator mode.
These cheats are powerful, and if you’re an admin on a multiplayer server, remember that sometimes you’ll be questioned for using them. In single player modes, it’s great fun and will definitely help you with your building in Ark: Survival Evolved.